Thousands hit the streets for Baltimore Running Festival, marathon
By Staff Reports
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 15, 2016 | 8:51 AM
The 2016 Baltimore Marathon is seen in time-lapse as the runners start up Paca Street. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun video)
Amid cool temperatures and little wind, thousands of runners stepped off Saturday morning to start the annual Baltimore Running Festival.
The marathon route runs throughout the downtown area, and will trigger street closures for much of Saturday morning. The race formally began at 8 a.m. and the route goes around the harbor from Locust Point to Patterson Park.
City Department of Transportation officials took to Twitter on Saturday morning to remind people of road and lane closure restrictions in place. Officials urged people to pay attention to posted signs regarding closures.
Race director Lee Corrigan said earlier this week that about 23,000 runners had signed up for the Baltimore Marathon, Half-Marathon and other races.